United States Data

Suicide Mortality

Healthy People 2010 Objective: Reduce the suicide rate

Rates per 100,000
National Data Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
2010
Target
10- to 14- year-olds
15- to 19- year-olds
1.2
8.0
0.9
6.9
-0.3
-1.1

 

United States Data
All the tables below contain data available for the entire United States and this objective.

Rates per 100,000
Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
Ages 10-14
1.20
0.88
-0.32
Ages 15-19
8.00
6.89
-1.11
 
Rates per 100,000
Gender by Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
Males 10-14
1.85
1.22
-0.63
Males 15-19
13.04
11.08
-1.96
Females 10-14
0.5
0.52
0.02
Females 15-19
2.74
2.48
-0.26
 
Rates per 100,000
Race/Ethnicity by Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
White (non Hispanic) 10-14
1.32
0.87
-0.45
White (non Hispanic) 15-19
8.98
7.79
-1.19
Black (non Hispanic) 10-14
0.93
1.24
0.31
Black (non Hispanic) 15-19
5.93
4.12
-1.81
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) 10-14
0.88
4.46*
3.58
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) 15-19
22.93
20.74
-2.19
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) 10-14
0.9
0.78*
-0.12
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) 15-19
4.82
5.28
0.46
Hispanic 10-14
0.99
0.48*
-0.51
Hispanic 15-19
5.7
5.74
0.04
 
Rates per 100,000
Race/Ethnicity and Gender by Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
White (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
2.08
1.24
-0.84
White (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
14.68
12.47
-2.21
White (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
0.51
0.48
-0.03
White (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
3.01
2.86
-0.15
Black (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
1.39
1.69
0.30
Black (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
10.13
6.9
-3.23
Black (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
0.45
0.78*
0.33
Black (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
1.63
1.26
-0.37
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
1.74
5.87*
4.13
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
37.69
30.75
-6.94
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
0
3.02*
3.02
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
7.62
10.49*
2.87
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
1.5
0.87*
-0.63
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
6.38
8.33
1.95
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
0.26
0.68*
0.42
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
3.19
2.05*
-1.14
Hispanic Males 10-14
1.36
0.64*
-0.72
Hispanic Males 15-19
8.94
9.38
0.44
Hispanic Females 10-14
0.61
0.31*
-0.30
Hispanic Females 15-19
2.01
1.87
-0.14
 

Source: WISQARS Fatal Causes of Deaths (using data collected by National Vital Statistics System), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control

*Based on 20 or fewer number of deaths; use with caution

X = In the Baseline or Final columns, “X” represents zero deaths for a subgroup; in the Numeric Change column, “X” means that a number cannot be generated to show the change between baseline and Final.